New Jersey: Ask Your Legislators to Protect Animal Cruelty Victims!
This action is for New Jersey residents only.
Animal cruelty victims deserve justice in the courtroom. A state bill, A.1965/S.2211, would create a Courtroom Animal Advocate Program (CAAP) in New Jersey, enabling volunteer attorneys and supervised law students to advocate on behalf of animal victims in criminal cruelty and neglect cases.
Animals can’t advocate for their own needs in court, but CAAP laws enable trained advocates to help ensure fair outcomes that benefit animal victims.
Please use the form to urge your lawmakers to support this important bill — or to thank them if they’re already a sponsor. And remember, personalizing your message can help it stand out!
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